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CANADA: Annual games market soars

Following last week’s news that the North American video games market grew by 19 per cent to hit $21.33bn last year, NPD figures have also shown that the Canadian industry in isolation also enjoyed significant growth, CBC reports. Sales of consoles, games and accessories in the region totalled $2.09bn in …

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NPD: Games industry already being affected by the recession

The latest stats from NPD show that 2008 was a record year for the video games industry in North America – but signs that the worsening global economic climate is beginning to hit the games market are now materialising. 2008’s annual market value of $21bn was 19 per cent up …

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NPD: 2008 video game revenues top $21bn

Following the trend seen in the UK market and shunning the falls seen in Japan , the North American video games market grew to record levels in 2008, hitting a total value of $21.33bn according to data from US body NPD. The figure represents an increase of 19 per cent …

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50 things to look out for in 2009 Part 2

2008 was a year filled with top new games, record breaking sales and high drama. MCV provides 50 reasons why 2009 is set to be even better. In this part, we look at numbers 25 to 1… Click here to read the full feature.

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LazyTown running after video game deal

The rights owner of globally popular kid’s TV show LazyTown is actively seeking development and publishing partners to bring the franchise to the world of gaming. A statement reads: Today’s computer games enable children and their parents to be a lot more active than ever before and they can now …

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50 things to look out for in 2009 Part 1

2008 was a year filled with top new games, record breaking sales and high drama. MCV provides 50 reasons why 2009 is set to be even better. In this part, we look at numbers 50 to 26… Click here to read the full feature.

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JAPAN: Market shrinks by 15 per cent in 2008

Enterbrain, the publisher behind Japanese games bible Famitsu and the leading authority on the Japanese games market, has released its 2008 report – and it shows that despite the gains seen in the UK , the Japanese market shrank by 15.3 per cent in 2008. The 2008 market value hit …

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PETA praises Fable II

PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has named Lionhead’s Xbox 360 RPG Fable II in its 6th Annual Proggy Awards, naming it the year’s most animal-friendly video game”. The organisation said of the game: Fable 2 is a vegetarian’s dream come true. Why? In this virtual fight …

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JAPAN: Year-on-year market decline predicted

Ahead of the release of its official figures next week, Famitsu publisher Enterbrain is predicting a significant decline in the value of the Japanese video games market in 2008. Enterbrain states that in 2007 the market was worth YEN 687.95 billion, whereas it expects the 2008 figure to be around …

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2008s most played console was PS2

Data from research and analysis firm Nielsen claims that North America gamers spent more time playing Sony’s PS2 than any other console in 2008. The stats show that the PS2 accounted for 31.7 per cent of the US’ total game time. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 claimed the second spot with 17.2 …

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